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Coorongooba Creek Sandstone STRATNO: 25861
Current: Yes Rank: Formation, beds Status: Formal State(s): NSW
Category: Variation of published name Usage: Defined Definition Card: No
Originator: Entry date: 01-JAN-88 Last Update: 21-MAY-08
Replaced by: Previously known as: Coorongooba Creek Sandstone
Description: Medium-grained, quartz-lithic to lithic sandstone; thinly interbedded shale and sandstone.
Comments: Within the Ilawarra Coal Measures.
Geological province: No province information available
Type state: NSW Reference section type:
Maximum thickness: 19m Minimum thickness:
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First Reference:
REFID: 43360 Goldbery, R., 1968, 1:50 000 geological series, Glen Davis (Provisional) First Edition, Geological Survey of New South Wales

Definition Reference:
REFID: 40806 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW, 1986, Stratigraphic subdivision of the Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield., Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records, 22(1), p145-158

Use on maps:
REFID: 43360 Goldbery, R., 1968, 1:50 000 geological series, Glen Davis (Provisional) First Edition, Geological Survey of New South Wales
REFID: 43363 Bembrick, C.S., 1969, 1:50 000 geological series, Glen Alice (Provisional first edition), Geological Survey of New South Wales


Full Bibliographic Details (ordered by usage, publication year)

REFID: 40806 Standing Committee Coalfield Geol. NSW 1986 Stratigraphic subdivision of the Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Records 22(1) p145-158
Usage: Defined (p151) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments: Prob. Permian
REFID: 34205 Goldbery, R. 1969 Geology of the western Blue Mountains. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 20
Usage: Defined (p10) Min age from reference: Permian Max age from reference: Permian Comments:
REFID: 68004 Hill, M. , McEvilly, R. , Watkins, J. 2002 Mineral and petroleum resources and potential: NSW Western Regional Assessments: Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (Stage 2) Geological Survey of New South Wales 235pp
Usage: Briefly described (p60 Table 6.) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Western Coalfield. , Unit in Nile Subgroup. , Overlies Mount Marsden Claystone. Is overlain by Gundangaroo Formation.
REFID: 22857 Scheibner, E. , Basden, H. (ed.) 1998 Geology of New South Wales - Synthesis. Volume 2 Geological Evolution. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Memoir (Geology) 13(2) 666pp
Usage: Briefly described (p528 App.1 Tb.A1.9) Min age from reference: Late Permian Max age from reference: Late Permian Comments: Of the Nile Subgroup (Illawarra Coal Measures). Medium-grained, quartz-lithic to lithic sandstone; thinly interbedded shale and sandstone. Max. thickness: 19m. Geological Province: Sydney Basin.
REFID: 29751 Bembrick, C.S. , Holmes, G.G. 1972 Further ocurrences of the Nile Sub-Group. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Quarterly Notes 6 p5-10
Usage: Briefly described (P.5) Comments:
REFID: 42657 Yoo, E.K. 1993 Stratigraphic and coal seam correlations of the Illawarra Coal Measures in the Ulan and Bylong areas, Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 126(1/2) p73-86
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1 P74) Comments:
REFID: 39232 Bembrick, C.S. 1983 Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Late Permian Illawarra Coal Measures in the Western Coalfield, Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Royal Society of New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings 116(3/4) p105-117
Usage: Mentioned (Table 1) Comments:
REFID: 39293 Bembrick, C. 1980 Geology of the Blue Mountains, western Sydney Basin. IN Herbert C.,Helby R.(eds) - A guide to the Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales. Bulletin 26 p134-161
Usage: Mentioned (Fig. 8.2) Comments:
REFID: 45090 Mayne, S.J. , Nicholas, E. , Bigg-Wither, A.L. , Rasidi, J.S. , Raine, M.J. 1974 Geology the Sydney Basin - a review. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Australia. Bulletin 149 229pp
Usage: Mentioned (p218) Comments: Tatarian.
REFID: 34569 Wass, R.E. , Wood, K.G. , Bunny, M.R. , Goldbery, R. 1969 A review of some recent studies in the Sydney Basin. IN Dickens J.M. (ed) - The Permian of Australia Symposium. Geological Society of Australia. Special Publication 2 p7-12
Usage: Mentioned (p10) Comments: Permian
REFID: 34204 Goldbery, R. 1969 Permian shelf sedimentation, northwestern and western Sydney Basin. IN Abstracts for the fourth symposium on the Advances in the study of the Sydney Basin. University of Newcastle. Department of Geology 1v p64-66
Usage: Mentioned (Table) Comments:
REFID: 43363 Bembrick, C.S. 1969 1:50 000 geological series, Glen Alice (Provisional first edition) Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Comments: (Provisional first edition)
REFID: 43360 Goldbery, R. 1968 1:50 000 geological series, Glen Davis (Provisional) First Edition Geological Survey of New South Wales
Usage: Not recorded (Map Legend) Max age from reference: Permian Comments: (Provisional first edition) Part Nile Sub-Group of Illawarra Coal Measures.

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